Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "Roma"

    Edin Dzeko moves to Roma on season-long loan

Edin Dzeko moves to Roma on season-long loan

Manchester City striker, Edin Dzeko, has joined Serie A side Roma on a season-long loan.The Italian club have paid an initial £2.9m, with a further £7.9m due if the move is made permanent.The 29-year-old, who joined City from Wolfsburg in January 2011 for £27m, hopes to give his best for his new club.“I came here to win titles with Roma,” [...]

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    Salah joins Roma on loan

Salah joins Roma on loan

Chelsea winger, Mohamed Salah, has joined Roma on a season-long loan.  Salah joined Chelsea from Swiss side Basel for £11m in January 2014 to become the first Egyptian to turn out for the Stamford Bridge outfit.But he found regular football hard to come by playing only 19 times for the Blues, scoring two goals.The 23-year-old spent the second half of [...]

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    Messi head butts Yanga-Mbiwa in ‘friendly’

Messi head butts Yanga-Mbiwa in ‘friendly’

Lionel Messi threw an aggressive head butt at Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa when the pair squared up after an altercation in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday night.The Italian side were on the back foot from the start and duly went a goal down from a Neymar's opener in the 26th minute.French international Yanga-Mbiwa then lost his temper with Messi [...]

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    Roma win marred by crowd trouble

Roma win marred by crowd trouble

Goals from Adem Ljajic and Gervinho helped Roma to 2-1 win over Feyenoord and 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for the next round of the Europa League, but ugly scenes marred the proceedings in Rotterdam.Police detained 42 suspects before and after the highly charged game while fans throwing objects onto the pitch forced a temporary halt to the second half.The [...]

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    UCL REVIEW: Mikel scores for Chelsea, Musa out with CSKA

UCL REVIEW: Mikel scores for Chelsea, Musa out with CSKA

John Obi Mikel was among the scorers as Chelsea eased past Sporting Lisbon 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match at Stamford Bridge.The Blues were already guaranteed top spot, but cruised home as Cesc Fabregas slotted home a penalty and Andre Schurrle made the most of a rare start to double the lead before half-time.Jonathan Silva pulled one [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: CSKA, Roma, City jostle for knockout place in Group E

UCL PREVIEW: CSKA, Roma, City jostle for knockout place in Group E

CSKA Moscow visit Group E winners Bayern Munich needing a first win in Germany and a helping hand from elsewhere if they are to secure a place in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).After their 1-1 draw with Roma last time out, CSKA sit level on five points with the Italian side and Manchester City.To secure second [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City, CSKA, Roma in win-or-bust ties

UCL PREVIEW: City, CSKA, Roma in win-or-bust ties

Bayern Munich have already sealed top spot in Group E but Manchester City need a positive result against the champions of Germany to revive their fading UEFA Champions League (UCL) ambitions.City must win or hope the early game between CSKA Moscow and Roma finishes as a draw to remain in contention.CSKA will look to avenge the 5-1 opening-night defeat in [...]

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    Bayern eyeing second Roma rout, City seeking first win

Bayern eyeing second Roma rout, City seeking first win

After overwhelming Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, Bayern Munich can book their place in the round of 16 if they beat the Giallorossi again back in Munich in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).The 7-1 dismantling of Roma on Match Day 3 was Bayern’s biggest away win in UEFA competition. For Roma, it was the heaviest home loss and joint-biggest defeat overall [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City, Barca look to bounce back

UCL PREVIEW: City, Barca look to bounce back

Manchester City look to bounce back from dropping points against Roma at the Etihad in their last UEFA Champions League (UCL) game when they face familiar foe, CSKA Moscow, in Khimki on match-day three.It is deja vu for both sides because, for the second campaign running, they meet at the same stage and at the same venue.The Barclays Premier League [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: Chelsea, Barca seek maximum away points

UCL PREVIEW: Chelsea, Barca seek maximum away points

Two unbeaten sides in all competitions this season – Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea – meet at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon in Day 2 UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches.Jose Mourinho’s side have been in good form in the premier league, but they stuttered to a 1-1 draw against Schalke in their Group G opener. That puts more pressure on [...]

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    Boateng stunner sinks City as Chelsea are held at home

Boateng stunner sinks City as Chelsea are held at home

Manchester City were cruelly undone by a stunning Jerome Boateng strike in the dying moments of their Champions League opener against German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday.City had looked certain to secure a credible away draw away until their former player's 90th-minute goal saw their hard work come to nothing.As the game progressed, Bayern were visibly growing frustrated with their [...]

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    Mikel and mates get favourable UCL draw

Mikel and mates get favourable UCL draw

Chelsea have been handed a favourable draw for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, with the 2012 winners paired with Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and minnows Maribor.The Blues reached the semi-finals of the competition last season, before losing to Atletico Madrid.Manchester City were handed a tough draw as they are up against German champions Bayern Munich again. The Premier [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

One day, the Super Eagles will be a subject in secondary school curriculum and a typical JAMB question could go:Which expression depicted the team’s situation prior to a 2014 World Cup game with Bosnia?a) Do-or-dieb) Win-or-bustc) Make-or-mard) All of the aboveThe answer is a no-brainer, but the team are unpredictable as ever; the Super Eagles may fly or may not even get [...]

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    Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

A pillow and mat would have come in handy as it was snooze time at the Arena de Baixada during Monday night's listless draw between Nigeria and Iran.It was the first drawn match of the 2014 World Cup; it was also the first drab match.The Super Eagles were expected to cruise past Carlos Quieroz’s side, and win their first World [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

Going into major international competitions, the mantle of leadership and inspiration of any Italian national team are handed to veterans. Therefore, it is no news that the focus is once again on veteran midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, to deliver the goods in Brazil.Do not get me wrong, the Azzurris are filled with some exciting players: they have the enigmatic duo of [...]

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    Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach, Safet Susic, on Monday presented his provisional 24-man squad for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and backed the side to advance from their group into the last 16."We must have a goal; and that goal is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16," Susic told reporters as he unveiled the [...]

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